Lyssa Rae Brittain is best known as the ex-wife of Duane Chapman, a reality TV star who rose to fame for his show Dog the Bounty Hunter. Lyssa was his third wife, and the former couple shared three kids. While Chapman is still active in the television industry, Lyssa has almost vanished from the public and media. 

Lyssa was born on July 15, 1954, and she is 69 years old as of now. She is a native of Denver, Colorado. Much information about Brittain is a mystery topic as she is neither a celebrity nor a household name.

Big Lyssa Married Life with Duane Chapman

Lyssa and Duane Chapman married in 1982 at a small wedding ceremony performed by a Native American chief in the Colorado Mountains. They first met at a local bar when Duane had split from his second wife, Ann Tegnell. Likewise, Lyssa was still married to her husband, an Assemblies of God minister.

Lyssa Rae Brittain's ex-husband, Duane Chapman, on their daughter, Baby Lyssa's wedding day.
Image: Lyssa Rae Brittain’s ex-husband, Duane Chapman, on their daughter, Baby Lyssa’s wedding day.
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As per Lyssa, she agreed to Chapman’s offer to have his child for $1,000. The duo shared two daughters and a son. Their first child, Barbara Katie Chapman, died at 24 in May 2006. She was born on June 8, 1982. It was said that Barbara died in a car accident. Recently, Duane mourned for his daughter via social media.

Further, their second child, a son named Tucker Dee Chapman, was born on September 8, 1983. Their third child, daughter Lyssa Rae Chapman, was born on June 10, 1987. Lyssa is often called “Baby Lyssa” to distinguish herself from her mother, “Big Lyssa.”

Baby Lyssa has said multiple times that she and her siblings lived a rough childhood. They reportedly faced incidents of sexual and substance abuse.

Baby Lyssa Got Pregnant at 14

Lyssa Brittain wasn’t always there for her kids. Duane raised their three children at his Denver, Colorado, house. When Baby Lyssa was 10, she moved to Alaska with her mother.

When she was 14, Lyssa became pregnant with her first child, Abbie Mae Chapman. She was in a relationship with a man named, Brendan, who was ten years older than her. Brendan was later arrested for having physical relations with a minor.

Baby Lyssa with her two daughters, Abbie and Madalynn Grace Galanti.
Image: Baby Lyssa with her two daughters, Abbie and Madalynn Grace Galanti.
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Did Duane and Big Lyssa support their daughter? Well, Baby Lyssa’s life as a teenage mom was hard. Her parents weren’t around to take care of her. In an interview with Fox News, Lyssa said:

Right after I had the baby, my mom moved with her boyfriend. Basically, she just stuck us in a trailer and told us to pay rent. At one point, it was just my daughter and me, and I was coming up with $500 rent every month by babysitting.

Baby Lyssa couldn’t be asked for his father’s help as well. She falsely accused her father, Duane, of sexual abuse when she was 11. Lyssa later revealed that she was molested by one of her father’s friends.

What is Lyssa Brittain doing now?

Lyssa and her ex-husband, Duane, ended their marriage in November 1991. Their marital life was miserable. Additionally, Lyssa was involved in other romantic relationships. Likewise, Duane saw a woman who would later become his fourth wife.

After their first daughter, Barbara Katie died in 2006; Lyssa disappeared from her kids’ lives. It is not known whether she is married or not. Baby Lyssa once said that her mother still drinks a lot of alcohol. Therefore, Lyssa Brittain lives a low-profile life.

Lyssa’s Ex-Husband Duane is set to Marry Again.

While Lyssa has almost vanished from public attention, her ex-husband is wonderful. Duane Chapman is engaged to his girlfriend-turned-fiance, Francie Frane. On May 4, 2020, the two got engaged and lived together in Duane’s house in Colorado.

Francie will be Chapman’s sixth wife after their wedding. The newly engaged couple are planning to have the biggest wedding. Well, Chapman has been married five times and has twelve children.

Duane’s marriage to their fifth wife, Beth Chapman was very famous among his fans. On May 20, 2006, they were married in Waikoloa Village in Hawaii. Sadly, Beth died in June 2019 due to throat cancer.

Net Worth Of Lyssa Rae Brittain

The exact net worth of Lyssa Rae Brittain is not available. The details of her professional work are also unknown. Her ex-husband, Duane, holds a net worth of $6 million. He is a renowned television personality, bounty hunter, and a former bail bondsman.

Chapman is best known for his television shows such as Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dog’s Most Wanted, etc. Besides, he is also a co-author of the New York Times best-selling book, You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide.

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